Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? by Dan Bucatinsky
Confessions of a Gay Dad

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In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A. delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl—launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother—a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew—delivered a son into the couple’s arms. In Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Bucatinsky moves deftly from sidesplitting stories about where kids put their fingers to the realization that his athletic son might just grow up to be straight and finally to a reflection on losing his own father just as he’s becoming one. Bucatinsky’s soul-baring and honest stories tap into that all-encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent—and the life-changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.
 

About Dan Bucatinsky

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Dan Bucatinsky wrote, produced, and starred in the indie romantic comedy All Over the Guy and is currently a co-creator and co-star of the acclaimed web-to-television Showtime series Web Therapy. He continues to act, write, and produce for film and television. He lives in California.
 
Published June 5, 2012 by Touchstone. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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In the early sections, which focus on the adoptions, the author touches on similar territory as Dan Savage’s 1999 book The Kid (which Bucatinsky mentions approvingly), but where Savage’s book was moving and witty, Bucatinsky’s is mostly shallow and trite.

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Throughout, Dan details happy and stressful days with Eliza and Jonah, as he reflects on gayness, the gay life, and being asked, “Where is their mother?” Writing with an inventive, fluid flair, he delivers dramatic surprises replete with clever verbal sparring, finding risible humor in lifeâ€...

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New York Journal of Books

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“Dan Bucatinsky . . . writes like a master storyteller—one whom we hope has many other stories to tell.” [SPOILER ALERT]

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